I finally put my window doors up. I am trying something new and sometimes my ideas turn out okay and sometimes not. We will see how this works out. If you remember a few weeks ago I found some Valspar crackle paint on sale from $7 to $1.99 at Lowe’s. I never tried this but always wanted to and since it was so cheap this is the perfect time…. I am not good at making new stuff look old AT ALL. Holding my breath.
I painted the doors white then green then white again so I am not sure what is going to happen. I saw on some websites where they did this technique and the paint started crackling as they were doing it. I painted the glaze on and I didn’t see jack crackling. I am not sure whether or not this junk is going to work and if it does I am not sure how it is going to look.
This is it when I painted it…
I also put my shelf back up for the third time. This time I put it down low because of the pot rack. I also had to cut the shelf down and OF COURSE the friggin line is not straight. I wish I had pulled out my breadmaker and set it to make my bread at like 5 in the morning. Having the house smell like fresh bread…mmmmm. well I shouldn’t rush. It would probably be a good idea to go ahead and paint the shelf. LOL. A.D.D. I told you.. LOL
Okay soon as I make my table I can start putting these tools away. Once the tools are put away the kitchen will be about clean!!
I just checked the door. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be sanding this bad boy down and repainting it. It looks a friggin mess. It’s not supposed to do this! Good thing I left the inside green because it makes it easier for you to see this JUNK is not working.
See…stuff like this is discouraging. No, it’s not discouraging… it pisses me off to try new things and they don’t work out. Hopefully my pissed-off-ed-ness is premature but I don’t think so…
I need to find my cup hooks but they are nowhere to be found… What the hay? I started to buy some more in the store the other day just in case I can’t find them then I remembered I put them someplace that I will be able to easily put my hands on them. Problem is now I can not remember where that place might possibly be. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Okay on to the table…if I can concentrate that long. LOL
Sorry no help on the crackle paint stuff. Never tried it. I have only had paint crackle when I did not want it to. Maybe give it over night to see what happens? I do like the green on the old door. Windows would also look in green.
Shelf looks good. Bread machine is a good idea. Maybe for Sunday Morning.
I don’t see anything crackling yet…
I hope you didn’t get a great deal on having to redo your cabinets. Lol. Now you know why the glaze was cheap…
Can you just leave the whole thing? Who cares if it doesn’t crack? Can you put a final coat on and be done?
This morning I realized its a retrn and they might hqave filled the bottle up with something because the green is not supposed to tgurn milky. I am going to vpaint over as u said and be done with it
Years ago, when I did a lot of specialty finishes for picture framing we used a hide glue process. But you can use Elmer’s glue as well. I googled this and here’s a helpful link:
Ok thanks willcheck that out
Hide glue is the same as the crackle base sold. Much less expensive. Both will crackle differently depending on how thick/thin it is. You just add water, thinner will create smaller cracks. Just a suggestion, the crackle look should be done like normal environment would. Not all of the areas should be crackled, sort of like roughing up different areas on a piece of furniture. You can use acrylic craft paint, it works far better and should be thinned down a bit too. Then use a spray clear finish on it.
what is hide glue? I repainted the door and will try it again I just have not gotten around to it yet.